Guess Which Photo I Was Happier In?

By Galen Lundin The one on the left was taken right before I competed in my first bodybuilding competition. To prepare for it, I dieted rigorously and lost 40 pounds in 4 months. Plus I spent a LOT of time at the gym. I ended up doing quite well...1st place in my division. The purpose [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Galen, Home page boxes, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

My Code- The Guiding Principles of My Life

By Galen Lundin Discovering these “truths” has helped me find a new paradigm to successfully bridge the mind-body issue. They’ve helped me. I hope they can help you. [CREATE] My transition from personal trainer to trainer-coach has not been an easy one, often filled with doubt, uncertainty, and second guessing. For many years, I believed [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Galen|0 Comments

A Phenomenal Heart Part II

One of the biggest contributors to cardiovascular disease is obesity and its related conditions. Nearly ALL of these can be avoided by following proper exercise and nutritional guidelines. According to The Journal of Sports Scientists (2010), it is recommended that overweight individuals perform 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity to improve weight [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

A Phenomenal Heart!

According to the Center for Disease Control, “cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.” This is an alarming statistic considering that heart disease is largely preventable through proper diet, exercise and lifestyle choices, [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Top 3 Ways You Eat Too Much

Many of us have poor eating habits, and due to our hectic lifestyle we aren't always aware of it. Unfortunately, it is very hard to outwork bad nutrition so you have to be mindful of what you are eating. Do you see yourself in the list below?   1. The Snack Grazer: You eat whatever food [...]

By | January 12th, 2012|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

How to Keep Off the Holiday Pounds

It’s that time of year again where we overindulge in the foods we love. Pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies, eggnog, wine, the list goes on. The holiday season is nearly two months long and is a delicious recipe for unwanted weight gain. Although it’s important that we enjoy our time and food together with our families, [...]

By | December 22nd, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Nutrition Myth #3 (You Can Only Absorb 30g of Protein a Meal)

For quite some time now there has been this belief in the fitness industry that the body can only absorb a certain amount of protein per meal and the rest will be excreted or stored as fat. Now that I have previously debunked that meal frequency does not have an effect on body composition, you [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Nutrition Myth #2 (You Have to Eat Breakfast)

This second myth originated by poorly interpreting a study, as is often done. The study examined peoples eating habits and then associating them with over all body composition. This is a classic case of correlation vs. causation. Researchers found that those who skipped breakfast were more likely to be obese (correlation.) However, it was found that [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Nutrition Myth #1 (6 meals a day)

For whatever reason this myth came about promoting that eating more meals a day will "Increase your metabolism."   The idea is that whenever you eat your metabolic rate increases slightly for a few hours, and this is known as (TEF) or thermic effect of food. However, as along as the nutrient content intake is [...]

By | November 5th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Is Your Multivitamin Toxic?

Many of you have been asking about the three containers we have up front with an apple which either contain nothing, a USANA Multivitamin, or a Centrum multivitamin. The goal behind this demonstration is to prove that all multivitamins are not created equal. The reason for the mold which appears on the apple which contains nothing, and on [...]

By | October 18th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments